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WLAN Standards News
November 05, 2014
To meet Wi-Fi backhaul demands, Cisco's NBASE-T Alliance will specify 2.5 and 5 GbE switches that can run on existing Cat5e and Cat6 copper cabling.
September 09, 2014
AirTight's latest 802.11ac access point delivers gigabit speeds to users, with wireless intrusion prevention services to IT.
September 04, 2014
Aruba 802.11ac technology is now qualified to work with Microsoft Lync, assuring improved voice and video quality for joint Aruba/Microsoft customers.
August 21, 2014
The Georgia World Congress Center has upgraded to 802.11ac Meru wireless technology to support thousands of attendees, exhibitors and mobile devices.
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CAPWAP (Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points) is a standardized protocol that enables wireless LAN (WLAN) controllers to centrally manage a group of wireless access points (APs). Continue Reading
Beginning with the electromagnetic spectrum, analyst Craig Mathias details the foundation supporting wireless communications. Continue Reading
The timeline describes the evolution of the 802.11ac standard, commonly known as Wi-Fi, starting with the creation of the Ethernet in 1973. Continue Reading
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As the Internet of Things continues to gain traction, specialized machine-to-machine networks will play a larger role as they serve as the last hop. Continue Reading
This 802.11ac product review of Meru Networks AP822 WLAN access points focuses on the advantages of high-capacity and plug-and-play capabilities. Continue Reading
Find out how the Cisco Aironet 3700 series of 802.11ac WLAN APs differentiates itself from the pack and where they are best deployed. Continue Reading
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Xirrus announced 802.11ac Wave 2 upgradability through its modular Xirrus XR Arrays in anticipation of Wave 2 shipping next year. Continue Reading
As adoption of the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard picks up, wired networks must be ready to support faster speeds and greater capacities it brings. Continue Reading
Whenever users complain about an application being slow, the network is always first to be blamed. And yet network engineers often have limited visibility into any issues because application performance management (APM) tools have traditionally been... Continue Reading
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Mike Jude explains the pros and cons of the new 802.11ac standard and how it will ultimately affect your business. Continue Reading
Now that the IEEE has ratified the new 802.11 ac high-speed Wi-Fi standard, WLAN administrators need to plan their next steps. Continue Reading
Analyst Lisa Phifer discusses how new wireless network capabilities meet the demands of increased wireless devices and bandwidth-thirsty applications. Continue Reading